Monday, August 12, 2019

Freeform Celebrates 30 Days of Disney in September; A-List Stars Visit Fox's Animation Domination This Fall

Freeform 30 Days of Disney

For Disneyphiles everywhere, Freeform will air beloved Disney classics from Disney-Pixar's Toy Story to Disney's The Jungle Book (2016) and everything in between during the month of September as they celebrate "30 Days of Disney." Each week (Monday through Friday) in September will be themed to highlight the best of Disney villains, singalongs, pirates and sheroes. Each weekend will also be jam-packed with more of your favorite Disney films.

Sept. 2-Sept. 6 is "Villains Week," featuring such classics as Disney's Maleficent, Disney's Beauty and the Beast (1991) and Disney's The Lion King (1994).
Sept. 9-Sept. 13 is all about Pirates and adventures with Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl and more of Jack Sparrow's escapades.
Sept. 16-Sept. 20 is "Singalong Week" and will have you belting out celebrated Disney songs from Disney's The Princess and the Frog, High School Musical, Newsies: The Broadway Musical and more. Selected movies will feature on-screen lyrics to help you immerse yourself in your own musical experience.
Sept. 23-Sept. 27 fans can root for their favorite Sheroes in such movies as Disney's Moana and Disney's Zootopia, among more of your Disney faves.

Freeform will give viewers an exciting behind-the-scenes look at the new lands at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida and Disneyland Resort in Southern California with a two-hour special, Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge - Adventure Awaits, premiering Sunday, Sept. 29, at 8 p.m. EDT. Hosted by Neil Patrick Harris, the immersive and exclusive television event will allow audiences to explore the epic new lands and learn more about how this new planet of Batuu came to life. With celebrity guests including Kaley Cuoco, Keegan-Michael Key, Jay Leno, Sarah Hyland, Miles Brown and more, Walt Disney Imagineers and Disney Cast Members share how they helped bring Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge to life with fascinating insider details. The special will follow Neil Patrick Harris as he meets up with Keegan-Michael Key for some laughs in Oga's Cantina and takes a tour of Batuu. Sarah Hyland learns about the tensions between the First Order and the Resistance and creates her own droid at the Droid Depot. Jay Leno explores Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run, inside and out, and Kaley Cuoco takes a special sneak peek inside the incredible upcoming attraction, Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance.


The Simpsons

Get ready to hear your favorite stars when a top-notch roster of guest voices line up this season for the return of Fox's Animation Domination, beginning Sunday, Sept. 29, on The Simpsons at 8:00PM ET/PT, all-new series Bless the Harts at 8:30 PM ET/PT, Bob's Burgers at its new time of 9:00PM ET/PT and Family Guy at its new later time of 9:30PM ET/PT.

The 31st season of The Simpsons, the longest-running primetime scripted show in television history, will feature a multitude of guest voices, including singer, songwriter, record producer and pianist John Legend, his wife, supermodel and author Chrissy Teigen (Lip Sync Battle), and Zach Woods (Silicon Valley). Additional guest voices this season include Fortune Feimster (Life in Pieces), Asia Kate Dillon (John Wick 3, Billions), Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory), Scott Bakula (NCIS: New Orleans) and directors Joseph and Anthony Russo (Avengers: Endgame). As previously announced, John Mulaney (Saturday Night Live), Bob Odenkirk (Better Call Saul), Jason Momoa (Aquaman) and primatologist and anthropologist Jane Goodall also are heard this season.

Bless the Harts

Created and executive-produced by Emmy Award winner Emily Spivey (The Last Man on Earth, Parks and Recreation, Saturday Night Live) and featuring an all-star voice cast of comedy stars, including Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Jillian Bell and Ike Barinholtz, Bless the Harts is a new half-hour animated comedy that follows the Harts, a Southern family that is always broke, and forever struggling to make ends meet. They one day hope to achieve the American dream, but they're already rich - in friends, family and laughter. Notable recurring guest voices throughout the first season include Fortune Feimster, Holly Hunter, Mary Steenburgen and Drew Tarver.

Bob's Burgers

Recently nominated for its eighth Emmy for Outstanding Animated Program, the fan-favorite series Bob's Burgers returns for a momentous 10th season, and the beloved Belchers are back, along with some notable guest stars. Megan Mullally (Will & Grace) returns as Linda's sister, Gayle, in this season's premiere episode; Sarah Silverman and Laura Silverman return as The Pesto Twins; and Jenny Slate returns as Tammy Larsen. This season will also feature returning guest voices from Bless the Harts' Jillian Bell, Billy Eichner (The Lion King 2019), Jim Gaffigan, Max Greenfield, Kathryn Hahn, Thomas Lennon and Damon Wayans Jr.

Family Guy

Cult-favorite animated series Family Guy returns for a 17th season with new adventures and hijinks for the Griffin Clan and all their friends in the town of Quahog, RI. In the season premiere, guest voices Bryan Cranston and Niecy Nash return as Peter's (Seth MacFarlane) bosses. Additional guest voices this season include singer-songwriter Kenny Loggins, Mike Judge, Hank Azaria, Danny Trejo, Judy Greer, Chris Parnell, Christopher Meloni and Nat Faxon.


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Wednesday, July 8

The Goldbergs - "Pickleball" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Beverly discovers Murray is actually a year younger than they knew so she plans a do-over at celebrating his 50th birthday, while Coach Mellor attempts to prepare non-athletic Adam for tryouts for pickleball.

black-ish - "Kid Life Crisis" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
The Johnsons go on vacation at an all-inclusive beach resort in paradise. Dre and Bow meet a couple without kids and live a kid-less fantasy for a while but soon begin to crave their kid-filled reality. Junior catches the eye of a cute girl at the resort and vies for her attention, while Jack gets the flu.

The Conners - "Throwing a Christian to a Bear" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
The Conners struggle to accept a Cheesehead in their midst when Becky brings her new boyfriend, a devout Christian and a Green Bay Packers fan, home to watch the Bears/Packers game. Meanwhile, Dan tries to impress upon Mark the importance of the family’s die-hard loyalty to the Bears. Ben and Darlene try to get a loan for their new magazine.

American Housewife - "One Step Forward, Three Steps Back" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Anna-Kat begins exhibiting past OCD behaviors, Katie and Greg worry their busy schedules are disrupting the family. Meanwhile, Oliver fields a call at the Teen Help Line center that rattles him. And, Taylor and Trip (Peyton Meyer) attempt a trial run at being in a long-distance relationship.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of July 6)

Wednesday, July 8

  • Billy Eichner (Friends from College/Difficult People/Parks and Recreation) - Billy guest hosts Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Anna Kendrick (Love Life) - Anna appears on a repeat of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Kumail Nanjiani (Bless the Harts/Silicon Valley) - Kumail is a guest on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Lisa Kudrow (Friends/The Comeback/Web Therapy) - Lisa will be on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Adam Scott (Ghosted/Parks and Recreation/Party Down) - Adam talks about the game show Don't on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Rico Rodriguez (Modern Family) - Rico is a guest on a repeat of The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Amanda Seales (Insecure) - Amanda guest co-hosts a repeat of The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Danica McKellar (The Wonder Years) - Danica appears on Access Daily, so check your local listings.


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04/14 - Police Squad! - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
04/14 - The Righteous Gemstones - The Complete First Season
04/21 - Step by Step - The Complete Seventh and Final Season (WBShop.com)
05/05 - Kidding - Season 2
05/19 - The Good Place - The Final (Fourth) Season
05/19 - The Good Place - The Complete Series - Collector's Edition (Blu-ray)
05/26 - Silicon Valley - The Complete Sixth and Final Season
05/26 - Silicon Valley - The Complete Series
06/02 - Work in Progress - Season 1
06/09 - Head of the Class - The Complete First Season (WBShop.com)
06/09 - How to Be a Gentleman - The Complete Series
06/09 - Letterkenny - Seasons 3 & 4
06/09 - Modern Family - The Eleventh and Final Season
06/09 - No Activity - Season 1
06/09 - Superior Donuts - Season Two
06/23 - Bob's Burgers - The Complete 10th Season
06/23 - Fresh Off the Boat - The Complete Sixth and Final Season
06/23 - Last Man Standing - The Complete Seventh Season
06/23 - South Park - The Complete Twenty-Third Season (Blu-ray)
06/30 - Brooklyn Nine-Nine - Season Seven
07/07 - Will & Grace - The Revival - Season Three - The Farewell Season
07/21 - Curb Your Enthusiasm - The Complete Tenth Season
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